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The Integration Minister Considering Use Of "Floatels" To House Asylum Seekers

The Port of Cork Company was in talks with the State about introducing on-water accommodation.

The Integration Minister says he's looking into the use of "floatels" to house asylum seekers.

Last week it was reported The Port of Cork Company was in talks with the State about introducing on-water accommodation.

Minister Roderic O'Gorman says he's hopeful the number of new arrivals left without accommodation will reduce in the coming weeks.

He says "floatels" are being examined as a housing option:

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